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moving into equitieequities. what do you make of technology here? that was the leader on the up side. do you still want to be a buyer at these levels? >> maria, my favorite sectors are financials and industrials. i do like apple. it's our favorite technology pick. overall, i'd be neutral on the technology sector. >> erin, let me get your take on that. who do you like right now? you're cautious on this market. you want to play it safe, but who do you like? >> right now i'm looking at a lot of consumer discretionary, particularly companies that are more focussed with their sales in the u.s. versus europe, so not having that international exposure. one of my favorites, we love those telecoms. >> still paying the dividend. keep the income stream going. all right, folks. nice to talk with all of you. >> thanks, bill. >> steve and rick, get along, would you? okay. where were we, maria? how's san francisco? >> everything's good. it's gorgeous here. i didn't realize how hot it would be. we're following the oracle story. they made some big announcements here about the cloud. we have a market that
value losers in all technology for 2012. going to get reaction to the hp news today later on in the program. first, let's look at where we stand. the dow jones industrial average flat on the session, down about 6 3/4 points. the nasdaq in positive territory, although it, too, having given up a fair amount of gains now with a showing of 7 1/2 points on the upside. s&p 500 up just a fraction. >> so it looks like more and more like the big gains we saw after the fed's lt announcement for qe-3 are now wearing off for investors. all major averages are pretty much flat since the fed announced more stimulus measures in september. >> if that's not going to get investors buying, what will? quint tetro is with us. also joining us is vincent of morgan stanley and jeff cox and our own rick santelli. quint, you see a top in the general market and the fed stimulus was a sell event? >> yeah, it was, marimaria. we got a ramp into what was very telegraphed quantitative easing three. we have not seen the enthusiasm continue as we had in the past. but there's some market signals that are tra
investigation, economy, bill, and where technology moves so fast. as so many of us are witnessing with oracle and its innovation. we have 35 minutes before "the closing bell" sounds. market is higher but well off the highs of the day. >>> hasn't just been stocks making high today. gold hit a nearly one-year high earlier this session, despite beginning what is historically the worst month for the precious metal. will this october buck that trend? we'll look at that coming up. >>> then later on, congress may be on break, yet again, but at least somebody is working on our debt problem. and they claim their solution cuts more than hitting the fiscal cliff would. would be a lot less painful. how's that possible? they're here to explain. stay with us on this. back in a moment. [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national let
challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. whatever your business challenge, and get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's inventory clearance sale ends columbus day. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> the jobs report, of course, the main driver of the market today. so how is it possible we only added 114,000 jobs last month, which doesn't even keep up with population growth? but we had such a steep decline in the unemployment rate. senior economics reporter steve liesman is here to explain. the mystery, what is it? >> it's really the product, as you know. we have two separate surveys. the household survey, that's where we get the unemployment rate. it's the result of a nationwide survey of around 60,000 people. sounds big, right? well, it's historically very volatile. the payroll survey, that's where we get the number of jobs, the 114,000. that comes from a survey of around 140,000 employers. they submit actual data. it's favored by economists because it's steadier. but guess what? it's also subject to revis
in technology and energy. there's probably -- when you see these pops, sometimes it's a function as if there was already expectation waiting for a catalyst. >> one of the surprising sectors this year have been the financials. they've done very well. do you think that continues or not? >> it could. i think there's huge head winds in financials with nominal yields so low. you have net interest income almost nonexistent. there's not a lot of source of top-line growth. there's huge operating leverage in those franchises, so the valuations were so compelling there was reason to buy. but going forward, it would be hard to see where that comes from. >> brian, what does the backdrop look to you? we're waiting for the jobs numbers tomorrow. do you see an immediate impact in terms of behavior, whether it's individual, institutional behavior, when we get this economic data? what's your take on the backdrop as we await for jobs in terms of the economic landscape right now? >> look, i think jobs and housing are very connected. you know, the good news is that the house numbers have stopped bei
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